Please check before you travel and remember that things are changing. If you travel out of the UK restrictions may change.
If you do travel overseas, you should consider the restrictions on entry to the country in question – including what testing you have to undertake before travelling, and whether you need to undertake a period of self-isolation in that country. Do not assume that if you have negative ‘lateral flow tests’ that these will be accepted by the country you are travelling to. And also plan ahead to avoid busy times and routes
There is helpful guidance at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice in respect of travel corridors, but you should check with
• your embassy in the UK for up to date advice
• your airline as to any requirements they might have; and
• your insurer.
For example some countries are requiring evidence (electronically or hardcopy) that you have undertaken a ‘PCR’ test within 72 hours of your departure, which indicates that you have tested negative for COVID-19.
The latest guidance is that you should not use the NHS testing service, unless you have symptoms of Covid-19. Instead, you can book a private test that fits in with your plans. Speak to your GP, pharmacy or visit the following places where you can find information on how to book a private test:
For information about travelling to the UK – including the ten day self-isolation period and the ‘Test to Release’ scheme, please go to https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae